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Ancient-Future.Com Records

An Artist Coalition Label

Featuring World Music Masters Performing with the Band Ancient Future

Ancient-Future.Com Records releases audio and video recordings by the many musicians associated with the broad musical scene surrounding the band Ancient Future and the musicians who perform with them. The label is set up as an artist coalition. All records are owned by the artists, who have full creative control.

Purchases made at Ancient-Future.Com directly support the artists and the music. Please do consider that CDs have better audio quality than mp3 downloads, and make listening to the music a wonderful ritual where attention is placed on the act of listening. This is music that will reveal itself fully through repeated deep listening, so it is well worth spending just a little more to enjoy the best audio quality possible!

Holiday Sale! Select CDs $10 each for a limited time.

Ancient-Future.Com RecordsWorld Fusion Series

Ancient Future band leader Matthew Montfort coined the term world fusion music in the late 1970's to describe music that combines traditions from around the world.

Yearning for the Wind CD CoverYearning for the Wind by the band Ancient Future. (Ancient-Future.Com AF- 20302). Audio/Video E-CD-R- $17.98 (SALE $10): Add E-CD-R to Cart. Buy E-CD-R Now. >audio. Composed by scalloped fretboard guitar innovator Matthew Montfort, Yearning for the Wind is a poignant piece based on Indian raga. Set in a nine beat rhythmic cycle, it provides a sublime setting for this duet with Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, who is considered one of the most gifted tabla players of his generation. (Read more). Holiday Sale! Just $10 for a limited time.

 

Sympathetic Serenade CD CoverSympathetic Serenade by Matthew Montfort. (Ancient-Future.Com AF EP2012). Mini-EP CD-R- $12.98 (SALE $10): Add CD to Cart. Buy CD Now. >audio.When Matthew Montfort was working on his debut solo recording, he recorded a series of improvisations. Were it not for some serendipitous sequencing coupled with the allure of alliteration, it's likely that this recording would have been released as the eighth improvisation on what became Seven Serenades. Instead, this evocative Spanish serenade/raga hybrid receives a mini EP treatment on Matthew Montfort's Sympathetic Serenade. (Read more). Holiday Sale! Just $10 for a limited time.

 

 

Seven Serenades CD CoverSeven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort. (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2008). Digipak CD- $17.98 (SALE $10): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes. This debut recording by Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort showcases his pioneering work on the scalloped fretboard guitar, a special modified instrument able to produce ornaments more characteristic of the sitar. While previously known more for his compositions for the trendsetting world music group Ancient Future, this first solo effort showcases his improvisational music (Read more). Holiday Sale! Just $10 for a limited time.

 

 

Planet Passion CD CoverPlanet Passion (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition) by the band Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2010): Digipak CD- $17.98 (SALE $10): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes. Re-issued with 64-Bit Tuned Harmonic Mastering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Ancient Future concert, 2/11/2009. The seventh Ancient Future recording features nineteen top masters of Indian, Nepalese, African, Cuban, Celtic, Arabic, Palestinian, Jewish, Indonesian, Chinese, Eastern European and American music traditions. The Best of Echoes Radio Listener Poll Winner! (Read more). Holiday Sale! Just $10 for a limited time.

 

 

Temporary CD CoverArchive of Future Ancient Recordings by the band Ancient Future. (Ancient-Future.Com AF-2030). Recording Newsletter Package: $15. Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Download Supporter Package: $25. Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Limited to 300 packages. Limited Edition CD Sponsor Package: $50. Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Limited to 200 packages. Honorary A & R Representative Package: $75. Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Limited to 100 packages.

During Ancient Future's 30th anniversary year, work started on the next project of the band: the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.). To finance the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings, a subscription system model is being employed to fund the recording through fans of world fusion music. Be part of the process!

 

Natural Rhythms CD CoverNatural Rhythms by the band Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2005): CD-R- $19.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

Featured at WorldMusicRingtones.Com.

Received a May 1984 N.A.I.R.D. "Indie" Award in the field of World Music. Reissued on CD in 1994 to commemorate Ancient Future's 15th Anniversary. (Read more)

 

 

Visions of a Peaceful Planet CD CoverVisions of a Peaceful Planet by the band Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2004): CD-R- $19.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Rare Original Pressing LP- $34.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

Ancient Future's critically acclaimed 1979 debut release. (Read more)

 

 

Ancient-Future.Com RecordsWorld Jazz Series

Sangria CD CoverSangria by Mariah Parker (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2017) 17.98 (SALE $10): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. >audio. iTunes.

This debut recording features her original compositions that draw musical inspiration from Brazil, Cuba, Spain, and India. Her Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble accompanies her and includes musicians from the bands Ancient Future, Oregon, Sun Ra, and Herbie Hancock's Headhunters (Read more). Holiday Sale! Just $10 for a limited time.

 

 

Ancient-Future.Com RecordsEnvironmental Series

Associated with the nonprofit Green Music Network, whose mission is "music inspiring social change," each musical piece investigates an environmental concept or provocative human/nature idea, spotlights sustainable technology through music, or explores performances unusual acoustic environments.

Ten Thousand Thunderstorms CD CoverTen Thousand Thunderstorms by alan tower and Free Energy (Ancient-Future.Com AF 1000) CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. iTunes.

An acoustic journey from the primordial beginning to the future: evolutionary acoustic music with hybrid instruments. (Read more)

 

 

Eternal Presence CD CoverThe Eternal Presence by 4 Didjeridu's from alan tower and Free Energy (Ancient-Future.Com AF 1003) CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. iTunes.

Transcendent four part didjeridu compositions for deep listening, massage, yoga & meditation. (Read more)

 

 

Ancient-Future.Com RecordsYoga, Meditation, and Chant Series

Soul of the Esraj CD CoverSoul of the Esraj by Benjy Wertheimer (Ancient-Future.Com AF 3000): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

This CD by original Ancient Future member Benjy Wertheimer features the esraj (an instrument from North India that resembles as small sitar but is played with a bow). (Read more)

 

 

Anjali CD CoverAnjali by Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell (Ancient-Future.Com AF 3001): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

This yoga and meditation CD by Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell features the esraj, tabla, and acoustic guitar. (Read more)

 

 

Love Window CD CoverThe Love Window by Shantala with Heather and Benjy Wertheimer (Ancient-Future.Com AF 3002) CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK.

Sacred chants of devotion by Benjy and Heather Wertheimer and a chorus of voices. (Read more)

 

 

Circle of Fire CD CoverCircle of Fire by Benjy Wertheimer (solo CD by one of the founding members of the band Ancient Future) (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2002): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

This percussion CD by original Ancient Future member Benjy Wertheimer was #1 on the NAV Chart 11/2002. (Read more)

 

 

Ordering

Unless otherwise noted, all titles are in stock (even rare out of print items available ONLY at this site), and orders are shipped within 24 hours of receipt during the December and Valentine's Day holiday seasons. Orders are shipped up to three times weekly the rest of the year.

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Distribution in the USA

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Press Area

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Licensing

Ancient-Future.Com Records offers licenses music by coalition members for Internet distribution, foreign territories, broadcast, and synchronization uses. Contact the label at the address below for more information.

Custom Scores

All types of custom music scores are available from coalition members, from film to web scores.

Booking

The coalition handles booking for performances all around the world.

Becoming a Coalition Member

To be a part of the coalition, one must be a virtuoso level master of at least one world music genre and be able to raise the funds for production, manufacturing, and promotion. Musicians who meet the above requirments are welcome to send demos to the contact address below.

Contact Address

Ancient-Future.Com Records
POB 264
Kentfield CA 94914-0264
Tel: 415-459-1892
1-888-823-8887
email: info@ancient-future.com